Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony, March 20
Venue: Centennial Concert Hall
Daniel Raiskin, conductor
Friday, March 20, 2020 – 10:30 am
Travel behind the scenes at a Friday morning matinee with an open rehearsal and concert performance. Hear the conductor's introduction the music, a complete performance of the work, and participate in a Q+A – All in one hour!
After the triumph of his Fifth Symphony, Dmitri Shostakovich – Russia's greatest symphonist - was under intense political and musical scrutiny as to what he would do next. The Sixth showed him triumphantly building on his previous success but also striking out in new directions.